EVENT SUMMARY: 2013 Firestone 550

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Firestone 550
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Race Winner: Helio Castroneves
Official box score – View PDF

Go to 2012 Event Summary

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Track facts »
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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Leader lap summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 259
2 25 Marco Andretti 237
3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 232
4 11 Tony Kanaan 195
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 194
5 14 Takuma Sato 194
7 9 Scott Dixon 193
8 19 Justin Wilson 184
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 176
10 10 Dario Franchitti 168
11 83 Charlie Kimball 162
12 12 Will Power 152
13 5 EJ Viso 150
14 16 James Jakes 148
14 67 Josef Newgarden 148
16 20 Ed Carpenter 140
17 78 Simona de Silvestro 137
18 15 Graham Rahal 135
19 22/4 Oriol Servia 123
20 55 Tristan Vautier (R) 121
21 7 Sebastien Bourdais 109
22 98 Alex Tagliani 103
23 17/18 Mike Conway 97
24 6 Sebastian Saavedra 88
25 4 JR Hildebrand 79
26 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
27 26 Carlos Muñoz 54
28 18 Ana Beatriz 53
29 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 48
30 63 Pippa Mann 14
31 41 Conor Daly 11
32 60 Townsend Bell 10
33 91 Buddy Lazier 8
33 81 Katherine Legge 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 63
2 Honda 57

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 3 Helio Castroneves $90,000
2 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $85,000
3 27 James Hinchcliffe $70,000
4 9 Scott Dixon $65,000
5 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
6 18 Mike Conway $55,000
7 25 Marco Andretti $50,000
8 19 Justin Wilson $40,000
9 11 Tony Kanaan $35,000
9 77 Simon Pagenaud $35,000
11 10 Dario Franchitti $25,000
11 16 James Jakes $25,000
11 15 Graham Rahal $25,000
14 20 Ed Carpenter $15,000
14 83 Charlie Kimball $15,000
14 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
17 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000
17 67 Josef Newgarden $10,000
17 12 Will Power $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $240,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $235,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $195,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 8:40 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 8:30 PM EDT on ABC
Qualifying: 4:30-6:00 PM EDT Friday
(No TV broadcast)
Practice sessions: 1:30-2:45 PM EDT Friday
7:45-8:15 PM EDT Friday
Drivers meeting: 7:00-8:00 PM EDT
Live stream on INDYCAR ’13
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*7:40 PM CDT (local), 6:40 PM MDT, 5:40 PM PDT, 9:40 PM BRT, 12:40 AM Sun GMT, 12:40 PM Sun NZST, 10:40 AM Sun AEST, 9:40 AM Sun JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Oval
Length: 1.5 miles
Race distance: 228 laps (342 miles, ~550 km)
Number of turns: 4
Track map: View PNG
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Single-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @TXMotorSpeedway, #Firestone550
Weather forecast:
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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Past entrant performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Superspeedway
Boost level: 130 kPa
Tires available per entry: A new Firehawk tire specification has been developed, with each entry receiving nine sets (36 total tires) for the race weekend, with a total of 1,170 tires available. The updated spec, based off results from a tire test at Auto Club Speedway in February, features a slightly softer body construction and tread compound on the left-side tires to increase grip and a slightly harder right-side tread compound to add durability.· Rookie drivers and those outside the top 10 in points receive a 10th set of tires for use only in the opening practice session.· Tire stagger: A single stagger of approximately 0.45 of an inch is available for all teams. Stagger, created by molding the right rear tire with a larger diameter than the left rear, helps race cars turn more naturally and smoothly on oval tracks.

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2012 – Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing
2011 – (Race 1) Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2011 – (Race 2) Will Power, Team Penske
2010 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
2009 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
2008 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Last five poles: 2012 – Alex Tagliani, Bryan Herta Autosport (215.691 MPH)
2011 – Alex Tagliani, Sam Schmidt Motosports (215.186 MPH)
2010 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske (215.273 MPH)
2009 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (214.513 MPH)
2008 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (214.878 MPH)
Track lap record: 236.678 MPH (2001, Paul Tracy (CART sanction))

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SESSION TIMES

Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 6 3 Helio Castroneves C 228
2 3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 228
3 13 11 Tony Kanaan C 228
4 9 20 Ed Carpenter C 228
5 2 25 Marco Andretti C 228
6 4 10 Dario Franchitti H 227
7 1 12 Will Power C 227
8 7 67 Josef Newgarden H 227
9 12 27 James Hinchcliffe C 227
10 5 5 EJ Viso C 227
11 21 14 Takuma Sato H 227
12 10 16 James Jakes H 227  
13 23 77 Simon Pagenaud H 226
14 18 6 Sebastian Saavedra C 226
15 20 19 Justin Wilson H 226
16 22 78 Simona de Silvestro C 226
17 8 83 Charlie Kimball H 226
18 24 55 Tristan Vautier (R) H 225
19 16 4 Oriol Servia C 225
20 15 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 224
21 17 15 Graham Rahal H 223
22 14 98 Alex Tagliani H 223
23 11 9 Scott Dixon H 61 Mechanical
24 19 18 Pippa Mann H 2 Mechanical

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up: View PDF
Serving engine penalties: 55-Vautier, 77-Pagenaud, 78-de Silvestro.

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Practice 2 – Friday late